Social workers practice in many different settings that frequently overlap. For instance, a social worker specializing in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs may be a substance abuse counselor in a rehabilitation center and, at the same time, help organize an after school program in the center's neighborhood to give its children a safe place to play and study. Social work is a broad and diverse profession and is not limited to the areas mentioned below. For further research on careers in social work, visit the NASW website at http://www.socialworkers.org/.
Examples of Career Opportunities in Social Work
Alcohol or Drug Abuse Services
Aging and Gerontological Services
Criminal Justice Systems
Mental Behavioral Health